- Religion and Philosophy
To Terminate or Not
This is more of a personal rant than anything. I work at a clinic and I am finding it hard to be around people that think this that terminating a pregnancy is the right thing to do. I was talking with some co-workers and they all believe that if they knew ahead of time that their baby was going to be down syndrome they would terminate it without a doubt. Although, I feel deep empathy for the parents of down syndrome children, I don't feel it is our place to make this decision of terminating the pregnancy. I met a lady who was ostracized for not having the necessary tests to determine this.
A few years back I met a couple who had a grown daughter with down syndrome. The mother told me that when she was a baby she would never cry. So she knew that something was wrong. After it was confirmed, the couple had a very hard time dealing with it especially the mother, but overtime and prayer they were stronger than ever. They said that they wouldn't want her any other way and that their daughter brought them great joy. I saw them in the grocery store one time and I guess she got away from them. They found her in the next isle on her knees with her mouth open trying to catch sugar that was pouring out of a torn bag. She was very excited as if she came across a gold mine. We all kind of laughed and she was told to come back to where the shopping cart was.
There are some things or beliefs that I am having a hard time with at work. I maybe just having a hard time with the people that believe this way. I don't understand how they just think that they are more intelligent for believing this way. They have even refused an autistic girl from getting her lab work done there. The reason was because she was scared and had a little fit afterwards. She swore and gave us the thumbs down. I totally didn't mind that this happened, maybe because I used to work with students who had special needs.
Is it just me or is everyone getting colder hearted by the day?